Why capital investment is imperative for TMT companies

In this episode, members of the EY Strategy and Transactions team explore the pain points companies are experiencing around capital investments and what they need to do next.

Join us as we discuss capital operations and the imperatives for TMT companies as they continue to recover from the pandemic. Never has capital investment been more significant, and a robust approach to capital planning and deployment can translate into a significant competitive advantage.  

 A recent EY survey of global TMT executives revealed that 87% of respondents said the success of their recovery depends on maintaining certain levels of capital investment. But, perhaps surprisingly, 70% of those TMT leaders said they struggle to demonstrate the value of their capital investments.

We hear from EY TMT leaders Loren Garruto and Daniel Theander as they discuss why TMT companies often struggle to hit their capital investment objectives and what approaches they can take to overcome this.

Insights from:

  • Daniel Theander, EY US-Central Region Technology, Media & Entertainment and Telecommunications (TMT) Consulting Leader, Ernst & Young LLP 
  • Loren Garruto, EY Global and Americas Corporate Finance Leader 

Along with our EY Tech Connect moderators: 

  • Adrian Baschnoga, EY Global Lead Analyst for Telecommunications
  • Christina Winquist, EY TMT go-to-market strategy lead 

Key takeaways include: 

Capital allocation strategies should align with, and drive, the business’ long-term strategy and value creation, but also be flexible and agile enough to pivot during disruption.

Put people at the center of your strategy. Having the right talent and skill sets is the strongest competitive advantage. 

Ensure robust processes and governance are in place not only during the initial investment decision but for ongoing monitoring purposes as well.

EY has surveyed global TMT executives to explore how they allocate and deploy capital. Explore the results: If you were able to look into the future, could you capitalize on it?

For your convenience, full text transcript of this podcast is also available.


Episode 5


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